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Computer Records

files_1The practice is paperlite which means we store all of your medical details on our computer system. Strict rules of confidentiality apply to this information. The computerised data is also used to help the running of the practice and to help with many aspects of patient care, including planning or improving services. Occasionally the information may be used for individual medical student teaching and to carry out research projects in the practice. The data is anonymised unless we write and ask for your explicit consent. We are grateful to patients who volunteer to take part in any of these studies. Any patient who objects to this use of anonymised information should discuss this with a doctor.

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right of access to your information held in both electronic and paper records. You may ask to see the records about your health and this should be put in writing to the Practice Manager. There will be a charge for this service.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Our practice has formally adopted the BMA Model Publication Scheme 2014 produced by Scottish Information Commissioner. The scheme has the Commissioner's approval until the 31st May 2018. For all enquiries relating to practice information which is contained in this scheme please contact Fay Johnstone Practice Manager.

 
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